Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Gonnerman
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Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary

While Elaine is at Bedford Hills, she was works in the Children's Center earning 77.5 cents per day for almost ten years. She passes her GED after the seventh try and enrolls in the college at the prison. She spends a lot of time going over her trial transcript to the point where she almost knows it verbatim. She moves on to work in the law library and help other women get their records and transcripts, and slowly becomes like a mother to the younger prisoners. On holidays she collects food from packages sent to the women by their relatives and food they get from commissary, makes a big feast in the prison kitchen and includes everyone in the cell block. No one is left out.

Elaine talks to Nathan every six months and fills him in on the children. He has...

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